Masterpieces of Russian Music
Time & Location
About the Event
Technopolis 20 invites you to a unique concert that celebrates the most beloved Russian classical music pieces, composed by great Russian composers, at Markideio Theatre, on Sunday, 13th of December 2020, at 8:30pm.
The repertoire will include music for piano solo and four hands, violin and voice, by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Lyadov, Glier, Gavrilin, Prokofiev, among others. The programme will be performed by an international team of renowned Cyprus based musicians, all with background in Russian education: Margarita Elia (voice), Andreas Constantinou (violin), Natalia Lezedova (piano), Zbynek Maruska (piano), Elina Linchevskaya (piano) and Anita Tomasevich (piano).
The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.
Entrance: €15/ €10 (students)
ONLY with presales. Tickets available at Technopolis 20 art centre.
A ticket office will NOT OPERATE on the night of the event.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 1pm
Organiser: Technopolis 20
Sponsors: Deputy Ministry of Tourism
A few words about the musicians
Margarita Elia studied in the Debrecen branch of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary, where she received a MMus in solo classical voice and pedagogy. Ms Elia has performed as a soprano soloist with orchestras such as the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the Szolnok Filharmonic Orchestra and the Failoni Orchestra in Hungary, the Bulgarian State Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Kibbutz and Haifa Symphony Orchestras in Israel, the Radom Chamber music Orchestra in Poland, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi. She has also been a recurring soloist in international Chamber Music Festivals such as the LMS Chamber Music Festival, the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival, the Kypria International Festival and the Cyprus New Music Festival and has given solo concerts among others in Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Italy and Israel. Her repertory encompasses opera, art song and oratorio in compositions ranging from the middle ages to contemporary, having performed several world premieres of works by contemporary composers. Margarita Elia has performed among other operatic roles, the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, “Caterina Cornaro” by Donizetti, Le feu and Le rossignol in Ravel’s “L’ enfant et les sortileges”, Eleonora in Salieri’s “ Prima la musica e poi le parole” and Madame Herz in Mozart’s “Der Schauspieldirektor”. She has worked as a classical voice instructor in universities in Cyprus, state music schools in Hungary and Cyprus and has given masterclasses in Italy, Puerto Rico and Cyprus. http://www.margaritaelia.com
Andreas Constantinou (violin): Andreas Constantinou was born in Limassol. He studied violin at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. He worked in Limassol for many years as a violin teacher and was a founding member of the Cyprus State Orchestra where he was the lead violinist for 15 years. At the moment he is working as a vice manager in secondary schools in Limassol. Andreas performs as a soloist and in chamber ensemble and is regularly invited to competitions and festivals for masterclasses and as the chairman of the jury.
Elina Linchevskaya and Zbynek Maruska (piano): The two artists, the Russian Elina Linchevskaya and the Czech Zbynek Maruska, originate from the same generation of pianists who came through the disciplined and structured musical education that was traditionally taught and made their countries famous for. Their studies at the Prague Musical Academy, the Russian Academy of Music and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, enabled them to develop substantial recital activities as soloists as well as play with orchestras such as the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra and other well-known musical ensembles of chamber music such as the Prague Mozart Quintet. Having both gone through the explosive and enthusiastic world of the skilful ‘young talent’, to that of the thoughtful and mature musician who expresses the European musical thought, currently transmit this thought to the young musicians they teach. The common aspects of their artistic careers as well as character traits, were essential ingredients for the creation of a close and fruitful cooperation between them, that has led to the setting up of a chamber music group, which aims to demonstrate the completeness in expression and fullness of sound of the pianoforte, and at the same time offer to the music loving public, the pleasure of enjoying worthy musical presentations. Linchevskaya and Maruska’s partnership began in 2007 and immediately gained positive commendation at every music venue they appeared. Throughout the years, the duo has been appreciated for their brilliant technique, passion and the remarkable quality of sound. Their extended repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music and includes the most important and fascinating compositions originally composed for piano duo or transcribed. Every programme they present is well balanced mostly in thematic cycles e.g. “Tribute to Vienna”, “Russian Romanticism”, in order to approach the audience in every aspect of senses, “… to awaken feelings, activate memories and touch the heart!”
Natalia Lezedova (piano) is a graduate of the Musical Faculty of the State Pedagogical University of Russia, and she also has postgraduate studies in "Musical Art" (2012). She attended an advanced training course from the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (2013). She is also a laureate of five international competitions, among them: two first prizes as a performer-soloist (Saint-Petersburg and Moscow 2012), winner of the Grand-Prix music festival competition “Severnaya Venetsia” (2012) and first prize laureate as a concertmaster (Music Competition in Performing Arts in St. Petersburg, 2013). In recent years she has arranged many concerts in Cyprus, most of them for charity, and she has collaborated with musicians from Russia, Cyprus, Italy, French, Germany and UK.
Anita Tomasevich performed extensively throughout Europe starting with her first solo recital at the age of 10. She appeared in some of the major halls in The Netherlands, Spain, London, Italy, Russia and Serbia. She is a laureate of international competitions, including 1st price in Citta di Tortona Italy and she appeared regularly on Serbian National Radio and Television. She studied in the Music Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia and Royal Conservatoire in Den Hague, The Netherlands and worked with renowned teachers such as Jegor Chugayev (student of Y. Milstein), Svetlana Bogino (student of L. Oborin) and Vladimir Ograkov (student of E. Gilies) Marcel Boudet and Ellen Corver, Yelena Richter, Lazar Berman, Gyorgy Sandor (student of Bela Bartok) and Stefan Vladar. In 2005 she released her first CD recording with works of Scarlatti, Chopin, Scriabin and Prokofiev. In 2006 her career as a concert pianist was stopped by the spinal injury. After ten years of recovery, Anita started performing again, both solo and chamber music recitals, receiving excellent reviews. In 2019 she recorded a CD “Nocturnal Ballads” with violinist Sorin Alexandru Horlea. Anita was founder and the Artistic Director of the “Avaton International Contemporary Music Festival” which received international acclaims.